Baldersnäs Manor in beautiful Dalsland next to the Norwegian border, is not only a romantic house in a great location – its a wedding hotspot! It was extended to a country seat in 1796 by ironmaster Carl Fredrik Uggla (the owner of an ironworks industry).

Carl Fredrik Wærn the Older purchased the Manor, together with Bäckefors estate, in 1827 and stayed until his death in 1859. It passed to his nephew Carl Fredrik Wærn. He commissioned an ambitious improvement scheme and built a beautiful park with gazebos, follies, artificial caves and islands. More than 240 different types of bushes and trees were planted and the estate became widely known for its landscaping. When both Carl and his widow died, Baldersnäs was turned in to a company with the family as majority owners.

The current building was built by Rudolf Lilljeqvist in 1910. He started the Electro-Chemical Company in Bengtsfors (EKA) and none other than Alfred Nobel himself invested in the company. When Nobel later died, Lilljeqvist became one of two executors of Nobel’s will which was the foundation of the Nobel Prize. Lilljeqvist’s family owned the estate until 1975 when it was purchased through a joint venture by several municipalities in Dalsland in order to turn the peninsula into a nature reserve. It was sold again in 2005 to Swedish TV personality Ingvar Oldsberg for a prize of 4 Million SEK with the promise that it would continue to be of importance for the tourist industry in the county.

In 2010 the estate was split up. The land and outbuildings was sold to Karl Anders and Gunilla Andersson while the manor house with its renowned park was sold to Anders Kihlberg. Today it is a popular place to visit for dinners, weddings and events.

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